NGO canvasses for behavioral change towards food wastage

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), an NGO has tasked the Federal Government and Nigerians on behavioural change toward food wastage and loss.

Mr Micheal Ojo, Country Director of GAIN, made the call in an interview with Journalists in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He advised the government to reduce food wastage and loss among public vendors and food service professionals by at least 50 per cent.

‘’The foods eaten the way it is produced and the amounts wasted or lost have major impacts on both human health and environment sustainability.

‘’Getting it right with food will be an important way for Nigeria to achieve the targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change,” he said.

Ojo added that wastage had impacted on greenhouse gas emission, land use and biodiversity loss, particularly the case for animals’ source foods from grains fed livestock.

He therefore urged the government to facilitate public behavioural change through education and awareness campaigns, including incentives to reduce household food waste.

Peace PIAK

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